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VOL. LV. NO. 218.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 190G.
PRICE CTWO CENTS.
CORONER'S VERDICT HOLDS
Witnesses Give Details
of the Millionaire's
HIS VIFE UNDERSTOOD
Conversation Showed There
Was a Motive Both
. Knew About.
New York. June 28. Thaw passed a
rather restless night in hie cell in the
Tombs. He seemed in fairly good spir
its when he arose, however. Every
seat in the coroner's court was filled
at 10:30 when the coroner arrived.
Thaw wa.s brought in a moment later
and took a seat beside his counsel. The
coroner's jury then assembled and the
examination began. Nicholas L. Stokes,
a wealthy coal dealer, was foreman of
Canard by Shot In Kye.
The coroner's physician. Dr. Lehan,
who performed the autopsy on White's
body, declared death was caused by the
gunshot wound in the right eye. The
most important testimony was given
by Lionel Lawrence, stage director of
the Madison Square roof garden the
ater. OetaiU of Shooting;-
Lawrence said immediately after the
shooting Mrs. Thaw rushed up to her
husband, and throwing her arms
around his neck, said: "Never mind,
Harry, I will stick to you through thick
and thin. Thaw turned to the crowd
which surrounded them and said:
"That mined my wife. I got him,
I fixed him for it." The jury brought
in a verdict that White came to his
death by gunshot wounds inflicted by
New York. June 28. The coroner's
inquest and meeting of the grand jury
today, both to formally name the mur
derer of Stanford White, divided public
interest with the. developments of yes
terday when the insanity commission
declared Harry K. Thaw sane, and
Mrs. Thaw visited her husband in his
cell in the Tombs prison.
Speculate on Action.
There was much speculation today
as to just what position Mrs. Thaw
would take, when she appeared before
the grand jury. It was asserted the
wife had told her friends she would go
to prison rather than testify in the
grand jury room where proceedings
are secret and where only the counsel
is a representative of the district at
Uwi Arc Changed.
The legal question of what testimony
the wife may or may not give against
her husband is important in Thaw's
case. Under the old common law the
wife could not be compelled to give
any evidence against her husband, but
the revised penal code of the state of
New York modified this absolute bar
rier. Section 715 provides as follows:
A husband or wife of a person indict
ed or accused of crime is in all cases
a competent witness on the examina
tion or trial of such person; but neith
er husband nor wife can be compelled
to disclose a confidential communica
tion made by one to the other during
Take Bnt Part of Evidence.
A3 proceedings in the grand jury
room are secret, no announcement of
the testimony in today's examination is
expected. Only witnesses sufficient to
establish the fact of the crime and who
- committed it will be called, the district
attorney's office not wishing to disclose
its whole hand either at the inquest or
the grand jury inquiry.
Noted Thaw'a Movement.
Edward H. Conway, foreman of the
laborers at Madison Square garden,
said he saw both White and Thaw the
night' of the murder. He described
Thaw's movements saying Thaw had
passed him twice going back and forth
behind the table at which White sat.
The second time Thaw approached
White's table, he saw Thaw extend an
arm and then three shots followed in
Eyes Were Dilated.
White fell and a fireman seized Thaw
and took away his revolver. Conway
said he noticed Thaw particularly that
WIND BLOWS OVER
TRAIN OF 11 CARS
Cheyenne, Wyo.. June 28. The high
wind early today blew over a train of
11 cars at Weir, a 6 mall station east of
Cheyenne. The cars were used as
quarters for Japanese laborers. Twen
ty laborers were injured.
Psoria School Board Holdovers Un
seated in Action Growing Out
of Dougherty Case.
Peoria, 111., June 28. (Special).
Eight holdover members of the school
board were declared Illegally elected
today in quo warranto proceedings
brought by tax payers following the
night. "His eyes were bulging and di
lated," said he, "and his face was very
white. After the shooting I heard him
say, 'He ruined my wife and I did it.' "
Said He Saved Wife's Life.
Warner Paxton, an engineer testified
he accompanied the prisoner and Mrs.
Thaw down in the elevator and when
asked as to what conversation passed
between Thaw and his wife he said:
The woman said, 'Look at the fix you
have pushed yourself into now. Thaw
said, 'It's all right, dearie. I have prob
ably saved your life. ". The witness
said the prisoner was not excited, but
appeared cool and calm.
Visits Grand Jury Itooiu.
Soon after the close of the inquest
proceedings against Thaw began be
fore the grand jury. At noon Mrs.
Thaw entered the grand jury room
accompanied by her counsel.
Mrs. Thaw remained about 15 min
utes. She then left in company with
her husband's counsel and went to the
Tombs to visit the prisoner. At the
time, it is understood, the indictment
against Thaw was being drawn up.
Indicted for Murder.
The grand jury returned an indict
ment against Thaw charging murder in
the first degree. Thaw will plead to
the indictment before Justice Cowen
Mrs. Tfaanr Will 'ot Teatify.
New York, June 28. A decision was
reached today that Mrs. Harry Thaw
will refuse to testify before the grand
jury and that she will plead she should
not be made to give any evidence that
might be damaging to her husband.
Mrs. Thaw asked permission of ner
husband's counsel to attend the cor
oner's inquest today and sit by her
husband's side, but the request was
Kind Thaw Kane.
New York. June 28. That Harry K.
Thaw, slayer of Stanford White, is per
fectly sane was the report made by
alienists retained by the district at
torney's office to examine Into the
prisoner's mental condition. This re
port was made after the physician's
had spent an hour with Thaw, who, in
defiance of the advice of his counsel,
former Judge Olcott, refused to answer
any questions and declared nothing
short of actual force would compel him
to submitlto a physical examination.
When the physicians called upon the
prisoner, Thaw said firmly as the first
member was introduced to him by Dr.
Allan McLane Hamilton, retained for
"I beg your pardon, I will answer no
Then began a general conversation
on trivial subjects with Dr. Austine
Flint and Dr. Hamilton, Thaw deftly
parrying any questions that had any
bearing on his mental or physical con
dition. Finding him obdurate, the doc
tors summoned Olcott, but to him
Thaw vehemently reiterated his deter
mination to answer no questions.
"You can put it down to the condi-
i: . rr.llnno 9 vnn cot1
MAYOR OF TERRE HAUTE RESISTS THE
EFFORTS OF COUNCIL TO REMOVE HIM
Terre Haute, Ind., June 28. After
a trial which has lasted for several
days, Edwin J. Bidaman was last night
ousted as mayor by a two-thirds vote
of the common council. The mayor,
however, refuses to be removed, and,
taking advantage of the refusal of the
controller, who, under the law, becomes
acting mayor, to take the chair, occu
pied the place himself, declaring he
would be mayor "till n 11 freezes
Itrfnnn to Take Office.
The controller refused to assume the
duties of the position on the ground
that he was not satisfied as to the law
governing such cases. Mayor Bidaman
will attempt to hold the office and dis
charge the duties of mayor, and the
council may use force to carry its or
ders Into effect. Mr. Bidaman alleges
that the council proceedings are invalid
because three of the councilmen, while
sitting as jurors in the case, took the
witness stand to testify against him.
"Wide-Open" Town Aliened.
The charges on which the impeach
ment proceedings against Bidaman
were based alleged specific failure to
enforce the liquor- and anti-gambling
(are for wynne
Captain of Marine Corps Disre
gards Wishes of Marines
and Resigns. .
New York, June 28. Captain Robert
F. Wynne of the United States marine
corps has sent his formal resignation
from the service to the president. A
delegation of marines in the navy
yards and on board ships there waited
on Captain Wynne yesterday with a
round robin" which was signed by
every marine in the North Atlantic
fleet that could be reached, begging
the president not to dismiss the captain
or accept his resignation.
REWARD FOR WAR ON QUACKS
Dr. Wahrer of Fort Madison Made
President of Tri-State Society.
Galesburg, 111., June 28. In recogni
tion of his warfare against quackery
and in approval of, his paper against
food adulteration and medicinal nos
trums, Dr. C. F. Wahrer of Fort Madi
son was ejected president of the Tri
State Medical society, comprising Illi
nois, Iowa and Missouri. Other officers
First Vice President Dr. Bertha Van-
Second Vice President Dr. T. C.
Witherspoon, St. Louis.
Secretary Dr. Paxton Chicago.
Treasurer Dr. Emory Lanpher, St.
The next annual meeting will be held
in Moberly, Mo.
Thaw. "My nerves are unstrung; the
tension is great. I will not be exam
ined today." Pressed for a clearer ex
planation of his refusal, he said:
Call It Obstinacy.
"I haven't any; I have none at all.
Put it down to obstinacy, if you wish."
He had promised Olcott before the ex
aminers met to submit to the examina
"This refusal will hurt you," Olcott
is said to have pleaded.
"I don't care. Nothing but absolute
force will get me to allow myself to be
examined or to say anything today. I
think I first ought to talk to Dr. Ham
ilton and then have a talk with Mr.
Delafield. Later I will tell you whether
I will talk with the committee or not.''
He was then taken back to his cell.
DIRECT VOTE ON SENATORS
More Governors Accept Invitation to
Des Moines, June 28. Governor
Cummins has received answers from
three governors accepting his invita
tion to a conference relative to the
election of United States senators by
the people. Governors Beckham of
Kentucky, Deneen of Illinois, and Pri
vate Secretary Perley of the governor
of New York will send legeates. Gov
ernor Terrill of Georgia said the mat
ter would be referred to the legislature,
which meets next week.
Shriners in Burlington.
A company of about forty members
of Kaaba temple of the Mystic Shrine
yesterday afternoon went to Burling
ton, where tonight the degrees of the
order will be conferred on a large
class. The Shriners took passage on
the steamer Helen Blair. Included in
the party was a number of members
from Rock Island. They return Satur
Priest's House B'town Up.
Wausau. Wis.. June 28. An attempt
was made last night to wreck the home
of Father Miller, the Roman Catholic
priest at Poniatowski, near here. Dy
namite, it is said, was placed under a
corner of the house and exploded, dam
aging the building badly. Father Mil
ler was asleep at the time but escaped
uninjured. The motive is a mystery.
laws, and the evidence of a large num
ber of citizens was taken, these differ
ing greatly, however, as to the mayor's
acts. It was charged and not denied
that Mayor Bidaman, after giving or
ders for the enforcement of the laws,
had secretly countermanded the orders.
It was declared that the city was "wide
open" in the sense that no efforts were
made to suppress gambling and no at
tention paid to the law regarding clos
ing hours for saloons.
Sat an Impenrblna; Court.
The proceedings last night, by which
the mayor was ousted, came after a day
of testimony. The council sat as an
impeachment court, and when a vote
was taken on the charges they were
sustained by six yeas and three, nays,
just the required two-thirds.
Public sentiment seems to be divided
on the question of law enforcement,
but not on the, mayor's acts, so far as
they relate to the saloons and gam
bling. In- the evidence one member of
the council detailed graphically the re
sult of a. slumming tour which he had
made of the city in' order to learn the
true condition, and in consequence he
voted to sustain the charges.
Prepare to Wipe Out
G. 0. P. Machine.
WISCONSIN FOR BRYAN
Advanced Stand on issues of
Day Taken in the
For Governor Lewis Emery, Jr.
For Lieutenant Governor, j'ere S. Black
For Auditor General Wliliam T. Creasy
For Secretary of Internal Affairs...
w. John J. Green
Harrisburg, Pa., June 28. The demo
crats of Pennsylvania decided to cast
their lot with tfce Lincoln party, com
posed of reformers who have broken
away from the republican party, in the
fight to rout the discredited republican
machiue at the polls once more, as was
done last fall. The movement for fu
sion won, after having been fought bit
terly by the old leaders of the demo
cratic state organization. Lewis En
ery, Jr., the nominee of the Lincoln
party for governor, and the other can
didates in the above ticket were nom
Emery was nominated on the first
ballot by a vote of 2 til to GO for Arthur
Comet of tod l-'nmil)'.
Mr. Black, the nominee for second
place, is a grandson of the late Judge
Jere S. Black, attorney general in pres
ident Buchanan's cabinet, and a son of
the late Chauncey F. Black, lieutenant
governor of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Creasy is the democratic leader
of the house of representatives and
was nominated for auditor general by
the recent prohibition convention.
Platfvrui l-'avurn HryHti.
Milwaukee, June 28. The democrat
ic platform as prepared by the com
mittee on resolutions after an ail night
session and presented to the conven
tion as a whole today for ratification
strongly endorses Bryan as the demo
cratic candidate for president in 190S
Among other things the platform de
mands the enforcement of the statutes
against all trusts; combinations and
monopolies, favors a revision of the
present tariff: election of United
States senators by direct vote; and
government control and regulation of
all public service corporations.
Tnm-licN Mule lf.
Ou state matters the report favors
a law conferring upon municipalities
the power to regulate public service
corporations; favors two cents per mile
as the maximum passenger railroad
rate, taxation on an ad valorem basis
and amendments to. the primary elec
The convention at. 12:40 took a re
cess until 2:30. The platform as pre
sented by the committee on resolutions
had been acted upon only partially.
When the resolution referring to Bryan
was read there was a tumult of ap
plause lasting 3 minutes.
Two Convention in Vermont.
Burlington. Vt. June 28. This city
today was the scene of two-state con
ventions. One was the convention
of the democratic party and the other
a gathering o independent voters in
response to a call issued by percival
Clement, who some time ago announced
himself as independent candidate for
governor. iuany delegates to tne dem
ocratic convention were in favor of a
fusion with the Clement forces, with
Clement as the gubernatorial, nominee.
Others, however, were decidedly op
posed. WAR ON SALOONS
State Officers of Kansas Smash
Fixtures and Pour Out
Kansas City, Mo.. June 28. The
Kansas anti-saloon crusade was renew
ed today with increased vigor. In ad
dition to destroying stocks of liquor
and bar fixtures, C W. Tricket, assist
ant attorney general .appointed by Gov
ernor Hoch to enforce the prohibition
laws, today threatened to demolish sa
loon buildings If the owners persist in
renting their places to joint keepers.
Many of these buildings are owned
by brewing companies. Today Tricket
began sending out warnings - to the
property owners. There are about a
hundred saloons in Kansas City, fifty
of which have been closed. Liquors
and fixtures in 16 havcj been seized by
county officials. A portion of this prop
erty was destroyed.
yale is winning
Old Eli's Oarsmen Triumph Over
Those of Harvard Uni
versity IN ANNUAL ROWING RACES
Ideal Conditions and Big Crowds for
Yearly Events on the Thames
Xew London, Conn., June 28. The
weather conditions for the Yale-Harvard
boat races on the Thames today
were splendid, a cool, refreshing breeze
blowing down river and the water al
most without a ripple. The crowd in
attendance at the two morning races
was very large and was greatly aug
mented throughout the day. Every
train, steam and electric, reaching the
city brought in rowing devotees by the
hundreds. The event of the day, the
varsity eight, was scheduled for 4 in
Columbia Muu lteferee.
Guy Richards of Columbia was ret
eree. The nrst race was between me
Yale and Harvard freshmen eight over
a course two miles in lengui, begin
ning at the bridge at New London and
ending up at the navy yard.
Wan Mt and Tm-k.
The start was made at 10: S3, Yale
having a slight advantage. At the half
mile the boats were on even terms and
Harvard slowly shoved its bow ahead
of Yale. It was nip and tuck to the
mile and a half mark, each crew alter-
natingly gaining a slight lead over its
opponent. Leaving the mile and a halt
post. Harvard led, but ale overcame
this advantage and won the race. -Vale
Xew Ixmdon, June 2.x. Yale won
the freshmen eight. Time 10;C5;
Vale linn Knay Time.
The varsity four, distance two miles
up stream, started at 11:13. Harvard
caught the water, but Yale spurted into
the lead. Harvard was leading by a
quarter of a length at the quarter mile,
but Yale spurted and brought both on
even terms. Harvard rowing 38 and
Yale 2(J strokes to the minute.
Yale led at the half by a half length,
and steadily drew away from Harvard,
and at the mile m4 was leading by
two lengths and a half. At the mile
and a half station Yale led by four
lengths. Yale hugged shore and in
creased the lead on her way to the fin
ish, winning by over eight lengths.
Yale's time. 11:4 3-5; Harvard. 12:14.
JAIL FOR RICH NEW YORKER
Elliott F. Shepard Escapes Part of Sen
tence for Auto Death.
Paris. June 28. The ministry of jus
tice has rendered a decision on the ap
plication of Elliott F. Shepard of Xew
York, grandson of the late W. H. Van
derbilt, to remit the three months" im
prisonment imposed upon him, with
fines of $120 and $4,000. for running
over and killing a girl while driving an
automobile at St. Ouen in April. 1903.
The ministry will advise a reduction of
the sentence to six week.
Troops of First Arrested.
Springfield. 111.. June 2S. Xumbers
of soldiers of the 1st regiment were ar
rested and placed in the guardhouse
yesterday for smoking cigarets before
the guards discovered that the order
prohibiting them only applied to the
Saloon Cash Divides Church.
Xokomis. 111., June 28. Rev. K. S.
Reis,. pastor of the Methodist Episco
pal church at Coffeen, has resigned his
pastorate after a church trial which
was held because he accepted a contri
bution for the church from a saloon
keeper. A portion of his congregation
violently opposed the acceptance of the
so-called tainted money.
CLAIMS OF SAC AND FOX INDIANS
ARE HELD UP
Washington. une 2. President
Roosevelt yesterday had a long con
ference with members of the Iowa dele
gation regarding the bill recently pass
ed by congress making an appropria
tion of $100,000 for the Sac and Fox
Indians of Iowa. The bill is not ap
proved ly the Indian office on the
ground that the Indians ought to have
gone to a court of claims and estab
lished their right to the money before
going before congress. Secretary Shaw,
Senator Dolliver and Representatives
Lacey and Cousins urged the president
to approve of the measure. Assistant
Indian Commissioner Larrabee was
present at the conference.
Will l.mrn More About It.
The president, will get additional in
formation on the measure before de
ciding whether to approve or veto it.
The money appropriated will come out
of the allotment made to the Sac and
Fox Indians in Kansas, the Iowa In
dians being an off-shoot from that
tribe. The Iowa Indians claim they
never have received their portion of
GO TO THE PRESIDENT BUT
ALL EFFORTS PROVE VMJ
DOVVIE USED CASH
FOR OWN EXPENSES
Teller in Zion City Bank Says His Ac
count is Overdrawn
Chicago, June 28. In the hearing of
the Dowie case today, K. K. Harwood,
teller of the Zion City bank testified
the liooks of the bank show Dowie's
account in the bank is overdrawn in
the amount of $iS1.337. From the na
ture of the checks. Harwood said, it
appeared to have been used by Dowie
for personal expenses.
BE NEW PREMIER?
Caucus of Constitutional Democrats
Called at St. Petersburg Re
St. Petersburg, June 28. Constitu
tional democrats were, hurriedly sum
moned to a caucus this afternoon and
it was again rumored negotiations arc
proceeding with them for the formation
of a ministry headed by Nouromtseff.
president of the lower house of parlia
inetn. IN SAND PIT FOR 22 HOURS
New York Plumber Fights for Life in
Xew York. June 2. After fighting
against death for more than 22 hours.
Jeremiah Fisher, a plumber, was res
cued alive today from a sand pit at
Tonipkinsville, Staten Island, in which
he had been imprisoned since yester
day afternoon. The rescued man was
in a pitiable condition from exhaustion
and may not survive the effects of the
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, June 2S. Follow
ing is a brief resuuie taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SI-IN ATK Announcement of a lead
look, in the eoiit'erenoe on tlie moat iu
speetiofi provision of the agricultural
appropriation bill was inatle in the sen
ate. Senator Hailey made a Ionic reply
to the recent attack upon him in th
Cosmopolitan .Magazine, and Senator
"'arren snokp in supnort of his resolu
tion relative to the live stuck industry
ii.: n. ii utilization lull was passed, but
Senator l..i Hollette was una Me to se
cure a vote on his bill limiting tin
hours of service on railroad trains. An
almost complete report on the sundry
civil bill was accepted. In executive
session it was agreed that the AlRociras
treaty in relation to Moroccan affairs
shall be brouirht to a vote Dec. 12, at
the next session of cone res, the latest
date on which action could be hail if
the I'nitcd Slates is to participate in
the convention. Senator l.aoon also
moved that the senate atsree to vote on
the Santo ItomiiiKo treaty I ee. 17. At
the roniest f the republicans, how
ever, he allowtd the question to ro over
HOT Mi Tin' general deficiency bill.
the last of the biK money measures
was passed in the house, about $ioo.imih
being: lidded to the measure as report
ed from committee. The amendment
legalizing" the collodion of duties in
the Philippines between Ihe date of the
peace treaty ami March, l'.mj. which
was cut out of t lie bill on a point of
order Tuesday, was restored under a
special rule. The senate bill provldinii
fr a lock canal at Panama was passed.
The conference .sought by the senate 011
the bill creating- a l'nited States dis
trict court for China was agreed to, and
Messrs. IVrkins, llenby. ami Howard
were named as conferees. At p. m. a
recess was taken until S o'clock, which
was followed by .1 night session devoted
to the discussion of political affairs.
Girls Escape from Fire.
Knoxville, Tenn., June 28. The
girls of the dormitory of Knox county
industrial school was destroyed by fire
today. Fifty-eight, girls sleeping in
the building escaped without injury.
BY THE PRESIDENT
the money. Their claim is Contested
by the Kansas branch.
END LOCK STEP AT JOLIET
New Reform Adopted, Convicts March
m ing in Military Formation.
Joliet, 111., June 2S. For the lirst
time in the history of the Illinois state
penitentiary, the convicts yesterday
marched from their cells in military
formation, instead of in the old fash
ioned lock-step. The change had a
marked effect on the prisoners, who
exhibited pleasure at the innovation.
This action is in line with other re
forms instituted by Warden Murphy,
although the influence of Mrs. Maud
Ballington Booth also was effective.
The men now walk two abreast in reg
ular military formation. Among other
reforms put Into practice by Warden
Murphy are the abolition of stripes on
the prisoners' clothing, permission for
them to wear their hair long and the
establishment of a dining room. Form
erly the men had to eat their meals in
final Disagreement on
AGREE ON ALL ELSE
Rate Bill Framed Up to Pleace
All Except Till
man. Washington. June 28. The confer
ees on the agricultural bill at 2:10 re
ported a disagreement in regard to the
meat inspection amendment. Senator
Proctor reported to the senate an
lgreenient was reached as to the other
provisions of the bill.
fin lo Preldeal.
Washington, June 28. There will be
conference on the meat inspection
provision in the agricultural bill today.
Tin; senate conferees have conferred
with the president in relation to the
difference between the two bodies and
he told them lie preferred that an
agi cement should be reached whereby
ihe packers would be compelled to pay
the cost of inspection and that the
dates of inspection should be placed ou
th' meat. He expressed a desire, how
ever, that the conferees exercise their
judgment in regard to those points.
Washington. June 28. Absolute
ilea lock on the meat inspection amend
ment to the agricultural appropriation
bill was reported by Senator Proctor
to the senate after three sessions of
the conferees had been held. The Ver
mont senator said the house conferees
had declined to consider any compro
mise on the subject of the payment of
the cost of inspection by the packers.
The senate conferees offered to com
promise, he said, upon a tax of 5 cents
a head on cattle and 3 cents on hogs,
sheep and goats, to be collected and
turned into the treasury the same as
any other revenue, lie said a compro
mise proposition showing the $3,000.
000 appropriation provided by the
house would remain in the bill and the
cost of inspection be paid therefrom.
In reply to the question from Hale, he
stated the tax would amount to about
one-half the appropriation.
Sny Tnx I nenpllutlonaI.
The third conference of the day
had been concluded a short time before
Proctor made his statement. At that
conference he offered the compromise
proM)sition. which was met by the
house conferees with the argument that
it would be unconstitutional on the
ground that congress has no authority
to levy a direct tax upon chattels.
Third Kale Hill Iteport Heady.
Washington. June 2S. The conferees
ou the railroad rate Mil formulated
their third reiKirt today and it will be
signed by Klkins and Culloiu and the
three house conferees, Tillman again
withholding his signature. The com
modity agreement was made to apply
to "railroad companies," the word com
panies having been added to the pre
vious agreement which changed the
application from "common carriers" to
"railroad" in order to exempt pipe
yiO.tMMi for lollne.
Washington, June 28. The senate
committee on public buildings today
reduced the house appropriation for
the building at Moline, III., from $73,
000 to $03,000.
o Debate no Imnmolt jr.
Washington. June 28. The house to
day without debate, adopted the con
ference report on the bill defining the
right of immunity of witnesses under
the Interstate commerce commission.
Pore Food Hill Reported.
Washington. June 28. The pure
food bill was agreed upon by the con
ferees yesterday and reported to the
senate Just before adjournment. The
house bill was taken as the basis of
agreement, and into this were grafted
many of the important sections of th
seuate measure which has been given
great attention by Senator McCumber
and Representative Hepburn extending
over three sessions of congress. With
the exception of two sections of the
bills wore not materially different.
Two provisions of the house bill
were eliminated entirely. They were
the sections which authorized the sec
retary of agriculture to fix standards
(Continued on Vug Klght,)
IS HOTTEST DAY OF
SUMMER AT CHICAGO
Chicago. June 28. This is the hot
test day in the year, the mercury reach
ing 91 in the weather office at 2 o'clock.
Two deaths attributable to the beat.
and several prostrations were reported.